If your not familiar with 5secondfilms then do yourself a favor and head over to 5secondfilms.com and check out their genius. J.J. sat down with the gang to find out the secrets behind their funny video factory.
Joaquin Baldwin: "Sebastian's Voodoo" and Q&A
A voodoo doll must find the courage to save his friends from being pinned to death in this dark, haunting, yet beautiful animated film.
Tyler T. Williams: "Contact Grey" and Q&A
Tyler T Williams extends his talent from his amazing array of music videos to the narrative world with his first short film. Tyler is a sublime shooter and a deft editor and his work has a very unique life to it.
Elissa Marie:"The Misfortunes of Ova Moss" and Q&A
Elissa Marie (artistic director/puppet master) is a visual artist currently living and working in Austin, Tx. Her more recent projects include 2D animatin', comic book illustratin', hat-makin', whiskey-drinkin', puppet-masterin' and all-around trouble-makin'.Elissa Marie (artistic director/puppet master) is a visual artist currently living and working in Austin, Tx. Her more recent projects include 2D animatin', comic book illustratin', hat-makin', whiskey-drinkin', puppet-masterin' and all-around trouble-makin'.
James M. Johnston: "Receive Bacon" and Q&A
"Recieve Bacon" by James M. Johnston A raunchy bathroom tryst is interrupted by an unfortunate case of the giggles. James M. Johnston directs films, grows long beards, cooks vegan food and used to be a bounty hunter. His films include Receive Bacon, Merrily, Merrily, GDMF, and the upcoming Southern Gothic film Knife made with a grant from Rooftop Films. He's also a stellar producer with projects like the festival favorite St. Nick and the new short film Pioneer starring Will Oldham that just played Sundance
Allen Keller: "Welcome to the Jungle Gym" and Q&A
Allen Keller lives and works in L.A. He's done many short films, and TV Pilots with well known comedic actors who are known from their work on TV and Feature Films. In his short "Welcome to the Jungle Gym" we get a peek into the craziness that is the day to day at an elementary school. Look out for familiar faces from SNL, MAD TV, WEEDS, OCEANS 11, and more. And stick around for our first ever SKYPE Q and A.
Jenny Goddard: "Weight of The World" and Q&A
If you've worked on a TV or Film project in Austin, chances are you know Jenny Goddard. When not frequenting the casting department, or working on-set (True Grit,Tree of Life) she's working on her own projects. She wrote and directed "Weight of the World" a short film about two boys hanging in a tree by their underwear discussing the future ramifications in their lives as a result of the situation. She is joined on stage by Producer/D.P./BF Enrique Garcia.
Brittany Washington (Part 1): "The String" and Q&A
Brittany Washington screened 2 films at the December Short Indies event, in Part 1 of her segment, we show her film "The String" a story about becoming a woman, and picking your battles. Q and A after film.
Brittany Washington (Part 2): "Bedside Manners" and Q&A
In Part 2 of her segment, we show Brittany Washington's film "Bedside Manners" a short film about that brief but biting and awkward stage of cutting things off in the world of casual sex. People are not always on the same level and emotions are bound to creep up beneath the sheets. Being in a relationship is hard; staying out of one can be harder. She is joined on stage by her D.P. Allen Ho. Q and A after film.
Devin Keane: "Zen & the Art of skipping school" and Q&A
Devin's film Zen & the Art of Skipping School is a cautionarty tale about a kid who tries to avoid the stresses of school life by avoiding school all together.
Stephen Huff: "A Dead Laugh" (Q&A with Cast) and Q&A
A Dead Laugh is a dark comedy about a guy who goes out for a harmless jog, and then... Well you should just watch it. Q and A with the Cast after the film.
Carlos Funes: "Interview" & "Necro Madness" and Q&A
Carlos Funes of Clasico Entertainment shows his 2 comedic films "Interview" about a job interview gone wrong, and "Necro Madness" a propaganda themed film about the dangers of being intimate with the deceased.
Byron Brown:"Robot Facial" & "A New Toy" and Q&A
Byron Brown show his 2 films "Robot Facial" and "A New Toy" and talks about the ideas that lead to them, amongst other things. He is joined by co-director Nathan Smith when discussing one of the films.